communicataenabler, noun. Definition to be determined but read below.
So our daily try for June 18, 2015 is to "Coin Your Own Dackolupatoni Grain of Internet Sand", see the post at
the excerpt is at the end of this post:
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I was actually thinking about what I really like to do in this realm of community and education. I like to think that I can be a catalyst to create community; not just within my classroom as a computer science professor but also in the work that I am engaging in more over the past two years as a leader of my local colleagues at the Tecnológico de Monterrey as well as abroad via the courses I am offering openly online.
But then I was thinking that what I really want to do is enable others to be that catalyst and enable them to create communities.
So communicataenabler seems to fit the bill just nicely.
Here is the excerpt from the Daily Try #23
A few years ago, Jon Udell visited a class at Virginia Tech taught by Gardner Campbell. A student posed an interesting question about what would happen if she blogged about a word for which there was no search results:
I’m going to completely admit that before this class I knew absolutely nothing about the WWW and Internet infrastructure. And honestly, it still confuses me. Who knew that the web and the Internet were different things? I thought they were simply interchangeable words, synonyms that could be looked up on Microsoft word. But they are different and when to my surprise when I click on Internet, there are no synonyms for it. It is it’s own thing. Which brings us to what Jon Udell was saying in class. When it comes to the World Wide Web, our imagination is our only limit. We decide what we want to make. Who we want to share it with and what we want it to mean. Take words for example. Dackolupatoni: when you Google that, nothing comes up. But here is our experiment. Let’s search it in a few hours and probably this will come up. Which is recursion. And then that person can be linked to this. And it goes on and on. Now isn’t that cool?
Create your own word for which there are no synonyms nor results found in search engines. Then maybe come back in a few days and see what happens.